Cosmetic nose surgery can achieve dramatic results for men and women who have noticeable bumps, asymmetry or other issues with their noses. It can also offer more subtle results for people who just want to correct a slight bump or indentation. The degree of improvement depends upon your existing anatomy and what you want to achieve.
Dr. Placik is careful to assess the appearance of your nose in relation to your other facial features. After surgery, it is important for your nose to be in harmony with your overall profile, and Dr. Placik may recommend other facial cosmetic procedures such as chin augmentation to create the optimal proportions.
Rhinoplasty can be performed in an outpatient surgery setting or in a hospital, depending on your preferences. During surgery, you will be under general anesthesia so you will sleep comfortably throughout the procedure. To perform cosmetic nose surgery, Dr. Placik makes incisions inside the nose and then revises the shape of the cartilage and bone. He may also use an “open” technique, which allows a direct view of and access to these structures.
Within 2 to 3 weeks after surgery, you should begin to see early results, as bruising and swelling subside. The nose will continue to subtly change shape and contour for up to a year after your surgery. It is common for relatives or friends to report that they don’t see a major difference after surgery. Do not consider such reactions to be an indication that your procedure wasn’t a success. The intention, after all, is not to create a nose that draws undue attention, but rather one that blends in a natural way with the overall appearance of your face.